One of the
reasons railways are the ‘greenest’ form of transport is that it is relatively
easy to power trains by electricity – from overhead catenary or contact rails.
However, electrification isn’t always viable for regional or local routes, and
Siemens has developed a new platform which allows operators to fully
decarbonise these operations efficiently and economically – Mireo Plus.
only around 50% of routes are electrified. Drawing on its many decades of
experience in building electric trains (Siemens was the most important pioneer
of them in the 20th century), it has designed Mireo Plus from the ground up to
offer flexibility, range and efficiency.